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Stater of Aspendos with two wrestlers

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Obverse: Two nude youths confronting, engaged in wrestling; one on right grasping opponent's shoulder with right hand and holding opponent's belt with left, while thrusting left leg upwards between opponent's legs; one on left holding opponent;s belt with right hand and with left, seizing...

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Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; 1901: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 22,142.63 (this figure is the total price for MFA 01.5425-01.5657)

Credit Line

Catharine Page Perkins Fund

Greek, Late Classical or Early Hellenistic Period, about 380–325 B.C.

Mint

Aspendos, Pamphylia

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 2096.

Dimensions

Diameter: 24 mm. Weight: 10.61 gm.

Accession Number

01.5633

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins